Boat Projects

Galley 

So when we purchased Orion a previous owner had butchered the aft galley shelves to fit in a microwave, so as you can see in the pictures below we inherited a big black, rusty microwave that took up a lot of space. It was obvious to us that with 5 people on board we 1, needed the space and 2 with 500amp hr of battery storage and a plan to live on the hook most of the time we weren’t willing to generate power for the use of a microwave. So it had to go. Also if you look closely at the pictures the galley varnish work was really tatty, so we decided to pretty it all up!

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Firstly out come the microwave and Jas built a new shelf! Then we pulled apart the galley joinery and started sanding, staining and varnishing…

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Wow shiny!

PLUMBING

Our pressure water pump was a million years old when we bought the boat and although it worked fine it was leaky, a previous owner had pulled it apart for some reason and when doing up the nuts had not sealed them and being in a salty environment they had corroded and so it made it impossible to be able to correct the leak! So unable to leave it leaking it was time for a new pump! At the same time we decided that our old plumbing lines (30years old) were looking pretty gross and Jas wanted new valves in a central location to isolate our tanks. At the same time he decided that the bilge could do with a new coat of shiny white paint – why not!

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And like magic – pressure water!

 

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